Would you like to know where to have an apéritif in Milan based on the office area? If you work in Sempione, Garibaldi, Navigli, Brera or Duomo districts, here are the right places!

So you got up early, took the train to Milan and spent an intense working day in meetings, brainstorming sessions and presentations. It is almost 7 pm, how to wind up the day if not enjoying Milan’s social ritual par excellence?

It’s happy hour time, and your coworkers are already competing to propose their favorite haunts. Don’t be blindsided! You can be the one who suggests the best places based on your office location. Perhaps you don’t know the city very well and, you wouldn’t know where to start? No worries: we’ve made the selection for you, choosing the ones that will greet you with the right atmosphere and help you relax after a long day!


Near the Duomo: Terrazza Aperol

dove fare aperitivo a milano zona duomo terrazza aperol

© Terrazza Aperol

Whether it is because of the view of the beautiful Piazza Duomo or because the house specialty is also the Spritz, the quintessential apéritif now back in fashion, the Aperol Terrace is perhaps Milan’s coolest apéritif hangout.

After a day glued to your computer, what a treat to enjoy a leisurely chat against the backdrop of the city’s illuminated cathedral! Thanks to the metro, you can easily reach it from any part of the city, but if the office is in the city center, this is the most obvious option!

Terrazza Aperol
Piazza Duomo
02 863 319 59

In the Sempione district: La Bottega

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano zona Sempione La Bottega

If you want to avoid the places where the younger crowd hangs out at the Arco della Pace (feeling out of place for that now?), nevertheless, there’s a charming little establishment in the Sempione area that welcomes everyone with its simplicity and mouthwatering delicacies: La Bottega, on Via Mussi.

A very small place but with a great heart: that’s how you could sum up the soul of this venue. Don’t forget to make a reservation to taste the excellent Apulian wines, accompanied by bread and cheese – strictly Southern traditional fare. They don’t do the fashionable cocktails: you can tell your fellow spritz fanatic that he won’t regret it nonetheless!

La Bottega
Via Mussi, 13
366 4331747

Under the skyscrapers of the Garibaldi district: The Botanical Club

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano zona Garibaldi The Boranical Club

@The Botanical Club

Arriving from one of the coworking spaces used by a new startup? Working in one of the new Garibaldi district skyscrapers? Stop at The Botanical Club, where apéritif are served with an exotic touch and where the gin for the Negroni is homemade.

Indeed, this establishment also has its own gin micro-distillery, “made in via Pastrengo”, the first of its kind in Italy. A chic setting and multi-ethnic food make this a great place for mixing and networking. Apéritifs are served from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

The Botanical Club
Via Pastrengo, 11
02 365 238 46

Along the Navigli: May

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano zona Navigli Mag Cafè

For a hip area like Navigli district, go for a bar with a retro and bohemian atmosphere like the Mag Café: soft lights, 1930s-style waiters and baristas, jazz music in the background and photographic prints, mainly in black and white, on the walls.

It’s open all day, but the apéritif (between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm) is the best time to immerse yourself in this place. Booking a table is highly recommended. Favorite cocktails: White Lady, based on Jinzu gin and champagne syrup.

Between the end of March and the beginning of April every year, this is also where the most exciting events of the Fuorisalone event take place: if you’re in town because you’re attending the Salone del Mobile for work, an evening on the Navigli is really not to be missed!

Mag Café
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 43
02 4548 9460

In the heart of Milan, in the Brera district: N’Ombra de Vin

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano zona Brera N'Ombra de vin

If your office is located downtown in the Brera area, you are certainly very lucky. You’ll be surprised how this neighborhood comes alive at cocktail hour in Milan, when so many other professionals like you gather in bars and restaurants and, finally, can loosen their ties.

The choice is wide, and we recommend the N’Ombra de Vin wine bar: trendy apéritifs and a great selection of wines from all over Italy and beyond. Let the expert sommeliers guide you, and savor the atmosphere of one of Milan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Last apéritifs until 8.00 pm.

N’Ombra de Vin
Via San Marco, 2
02 659 9650

Is your office in the Lambrate area? Then head for Santeria!

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano zona Lambrate Santeria

© Santeria

Lambrate is a more suburban neighborhood but, in recent years, also boosted by the annual Fuori Salone event, it is coming up with some interesting venues. If your office is located in this area, or in the nearby mini-business center of Udine Square, you can discover one of these gems over an apéritif.

Santeria is a quiet and easy-going haven that has always had consideration for working folks: indeed, the establishment hosts some coworking stations that are popular with young professionals. You will find not only great drinks and delicious food there, but also live music and exhibitions.

Via Ettore Paladini, 8
02 36685216

The new nightlife of Porta Romana: the Lacerba

Dove fare aperitivo a Milano Porta Romana Lacerba

© Lacerba

Porta Romana is the new black. If you are fortunate enough to be in the area for work, at the end of the day, you can enjoy the young and dynamic atmosphere of this historic district that has regained a new lease on life thanks to its small clubs.

One of these is Lacerba, particularly popular in the city for its original, Futurism-inspired cocktails. If you get hungry, you can also stay for dinner and enjoy some great fish.

Via Orti 4
02 5455475

To Milan by train

All is ready for your next business trip to Milan: you know where to have an apéritif there and also what to do for the evening. Now choose the train that best suits you: yes because getting to Milan by train is the most convenient and easy way to reach the city center from all over Italy in no time, thanks to the many daily connections that Italo provides with its high-speed trains.